Continuous Recruitment is a membership recruitment period when you meet women’s sorority members on a more casual and less structured basis. When participating in Continuous Recruitment women may go to dinner at the chapter house, watch movies and socialize with chapter members, or attend themed mixers. Panhellenic sponsors Continuous Recruitment twice a year, once in the fall (after Formal Recruitment concludes) and once in the spring. Fall and spring Continuous Recruitment is an option available to all women. If you have any questions regarding Continuous Recruitment contact us at

Continuous Recruitment Callout will take place in September after Primary Recruitment!

Continuous Recruitment is often referred to as Continuous Open Bidding (COB) after the Primary Recruitment process is complete. Unlike Primary Recruitment, a Potential New Member participating in COB will not visit all of the sororities. When a sorority decides to offer COB, they simply contact Potential New Members on their own and hold a series of informal events to get to know her better. Registration on the part of the potential new member is not necessary either. All women that have not been initiated by another chapter in the past are eligible to participate! There are a few key differences between Primary Recruitment and Continuous Open Bidding (COB) that are important to keep in mind:

  1. COB almost never involves all of the sororities at any particular time. Those who do take part usually have only a few spots open for new members. Therefore, your chances of joining a sorority during COB are much lower than during Primary Recruitment.

  2. COB is a much less structured process. You do not get the overall view of Sorority Life, nor do you see what each sorority is about. Because of this limited spectrum, most of the women who join through COB do so because they have been on campus for a while and have a better feel for which sororities they would be comfortable joining.

For many reasons, including wanting to get to know all the sororities, most women choose Primary Recruitment as their way to join a sorority. However, if you find that you are unable to go through Primary Recruitment for any reason, keep in mind that COB may occur each Fall and Spring semester. This means that the chapters participating in COB will vary throughout the year.